Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer of the blood that affects the bone marrow. It is a relatively common disease as it represents 10–15% of all haematological cancers. Although it is generally considered an incurable disease, it is an area that has seen a lot of new medicines developed to improve patient quality of life and to try to convert it into a chronic disease.
Multiple Myeloma explained in first person
Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
Myeloma is one of the diseases where a lot of new medicines have been developed which can help improve patients’ quality of life, get better responses and help patients live much longer.
There are quite a lot of treatments to deal with this disease, but they’re complicated, and not a final cure, but they help you stay alive.